Tracing fish and fish products from ocean to fork using advanced molecular technologies

J. T. Martinsohn, A. J. Geffen, G. E. Maes, E. E. Nielsen, R. Ogden, R. S. Waples, G. R. Carvalho

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Abstract

The ability to determine authenticity and provenance of fish and fish products throughout the international fish trade distribution chain is of paramount importance, and in many countries trace ability in the fisheries sector is based on labelling rules. As shown by numerous fraud cases worldwide, however, and the relentless global problem of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, independent control technologies are urgently needed to ensure appropriate implementation of trace ability schemes. Here, we discuss opportunities and challenges arising from the rapid progress in research and technology pertinent to trace ability. In support of an integrative approach, several technologies will be considered, though emphasis is placed on DNA technology as an approach witnessing major recent development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFOOD CHAIN INTEGRITY: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO FOOD TRACEABILITY, SAFETY, QUALITY AND AUTHENTICITY
EditorsJ Hoorfar, K Jordan, F Butler, R Prugger
PublisherWOODHEAD PUBL LTD
Pages259-282
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing in Food Science Technology and Nutrition
PublisherWOODHEAD PUBL LTD
ISSN (Print)2042-8049

Keywords

  • mislabelling
  • DNA technology
  • trace elements
  • IUU
  • forensics
  • species identification
  • origin assignment
  • technology transfer
  • MULTILOCUS GENOTYPE DATA
  • DNA-BASED METHODS
  • COD GADUS-MORHUA
  • CONSERVATION GENETICS
  • POPULATION-STRUCTURE
  • MICROSATELLITE DATA
  • ATLANTIC COD
  • SALMO-SALAR
  • NORTH-SEA
  • SEAFOOD

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